Broadway grosses jump 25% as Spring Breakers flock to see shows

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Square-TA-Logo-grossesBroadway grosses for the week ending March 31, 2013 jumped nearly 25% from the previous week as Spring Break kicked into high gear for Broadway. The perennial favorites Wicked and Lion King once again led the pack with grosses well over $2MM and a total of 13 shows taking in more than $1MM in sales.  Newcomers Orphans, The Trip to Bountiful and The Testament of Mary did respectable business for their first few previews while Hands on a Hardbody, improved it overall sales, but was beaten out by several plays and seems unlikely to last too long if it cannot continue to generate better sales results.

 

Averages and Totals:

  • 11 Plays, 19 Musicals
  • Gross Revenue— $28,531,066
  • 13 Shows in the Millionaire Club
  • Average Capacity— 91.53%
  • Average Ticket Price— $96.93
  • Revenue Per Seat— $82.02
  • Total Attendance— 269,430
  • Empty Seats— 18,748 (40% decrease in number while an overall increase of 10% in total capacity)
Show Name Gross Total Attendance Capacity % Capacity Avg Paid Admission
WICKED $2,633,547 16,281 16,281 100.00% $161.76
THE LION KING $2,385,081 15,301 15,300 100.01% $155.88
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK $1,878,326 15,316 15,440 99.20% $122.64
THE BOOK OF MORMON $1,703,714 8,752 8,528 102.63% $194.67
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA $1,562,855 13,057 12,840 101.69% $119.69
CINDERELLA $1,414,541 13,933 14,008 99.46% $101.52
ANNIE $1,294,508 13,400 13,664 98.07% $96.61
LUCKY GUY $1,250,712 9,588 9,456 101.40% $130.45
NEWSIES $1,191,552 10,855 10,755 100.93% $109.77
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL $1,164,191 12,058 11,640 103.59% $96.55
MAMMA MIA! $1,150,663 12,112 11,832 102.37% $95.00
ONCE $1,044,362 8,604 8,472 101.56% $121.38
JERSEY BOYS $1,025,947 9,668 9,824 98.41% $106.12
MATILDA $960,998 9,998 9,996 100.02% $96.12
CHICAGO $912,004 8,633 8,640 99.92% $105.64
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT $905,621 10,424 11,512 90.55% $86.88
KINKY BOOTS $893,741 11,324 11,392 99.40% $78.92
PIPPIN $728,161 7,768 7,952 97.69% $93.74
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF $721,456 7,637 9,688 78.83% $94.47
ORPHANS $659,391 8,065 8,568 94.13% $81.76
ROCK OF AGES $501,765 4,605 4,664 98.73% $108.96
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE $436,391 5,711 6,296 90.71% $76.41
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S $411,052 5,750 8,632 66.61% $71.49
THE NANCE $392,189 5,754 7,328 78.52% $68.16
HANDS ON A HARDBODY $321,043 6,766 8,312 81.40% $47.45
ANN $286,869 4,307 8,904 48.37% $66.61
THE BIG KNIFE $201,642 4,417 5,920 74.61% $45.65
THE TESTAMENT OF MARY $191,134 3,991 5,658 70.54% $47.89
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL $161,233 1,948 2,126 91.63% $82.77
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES $146,380 3,407 4,550 74.88% $42.96

 

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